Floor beds: What they are and why you might choose one.
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by Nada Gillard
2w ago
You might be wondering what a floor bed is, how to use one, or if its safe and viable for your little one. In this blog we’ll cover: What is a floor bed? When might a floor bed be useful? When a floor bed may not be appropriate. Safety guidance when using a floor bed. What is a floor bed? Floor beds have been around for many years around the world, but they have become popular in the West in recent years. The popular Montessori method, where the focus is on giving the child independence & freedom promotes a bed that they can get in and out of easily themselves Some families will have ..read more
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Bedtime worries: Talking to your child about grief and death
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by Nada Gillard
5M ago
The sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II has touched many of us all around the world. No matter your views on the royal family, we have lost an iconic figure who young and old have looked up to. It is likely that your kids are going to pick up on the news, even if they don’t understand it fully. They might see it on the tv and they will likely hear about it at school too. There might be a lot going on for your child at the moment, and they might express their worries at bedtime.  It is normal for your little one to express their fears at bedtime, and to want to be close t ..read more
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Top Tips for Sleep at Easter
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by Nada Gillard
10M ago
It is the time of year when many of make the most of the long weekend, visit family and have more chocolate than usual in the house! If you’re planning to be away from home more than usual, or staying somewhere new overnight, then it can cause some of us to worry about sleep going off track. If your baby or child has a fairly fixed schedule you can try to stick to this as their usual routine as possible. Do take their personality into account – some babies are able to stretch a little longer between naps without it affecting them too much. Others will get overtired very quickly if you deviat ..read more
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Simple Sleep Tips You Can Try Today
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by Nada Gillard
10M ago
One of our most used phrases is ‘sleep doesn’t need to be complicated’, but when you’re in the thick of poor sleep it can feel hard to see what might help. If you’re thinking of making sleep changes then we have some tips for simple things you can try to see if they could help with your current sleep situation: Timing. Is the balance of day and night sleep right for your little ones current needs? Making some small adjustments to the length and timings of naps or adjusting bedtime a little may be the answer. Sleep needs change over time,  in some cases it may be time for a nap tran ..read more
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Spring Clock Changes: How To Adjust Your Child’s Sleep
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by Nada Gillard
11M ago
Spring is here! Which means warmer weather, flowers popping up and lighter evenings – it also means the clocks are changing! This time around the clock change means we lose an hour overnight. For those of us with early risers, the clock change can mean that their super early starts feel more reasonable. However, if you’re already dealing with bedtimes that are a lot later than you would like, you might not be so happy about bedtime moving back an extra hour! Whether you’re embracing the clocks ‘springing forward’ or feeling unsettled by it, we have a few ways to approach the clock change to he ..read more
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Nightmare & Night Terrors: What Are They?
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by Nada Gillard
1y ago
Being woken up by our little one’s sounding scared or distressed can be upsetting for us as parents too. Though nightmares and night terrors sound similar, they are actually completely different things.  Knowing the difference can help us support our little one’s through the experience and feel better prepared ourselves.  What Is A Night Terror? Night terrors are common in young children, usually between 3 and 8 years old. During a night terror your little one may scream, thrash around, sit up or try to get out of bed. If your child is experiencing a night terror they won’t wake up f ..read more
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Jet Lag and Babies
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by Nada Gillard
1y ago
Are you wondering how to deal with jet lag and your baby?  First of all, try not to worry – jetlag is going to be temporary. It should only last a few days, or a week potentially, depending which timezone you have been in. A change of an hour or two rarely makes too much difference, especially for younger babies who can catch up with a nap. Here are some tips: Try to keep up your bedtime routine while you are away. That doesn’t mean it needs to be exactly the same as at home. Simply doing the same things in the same order will help. Bringing a familiar comforter or toy & ..read more
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Sickness and Your Little One’s Sleep
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by Nada Gillard
1y ago
Feeling under the weather can affect our little one’s sleep, just like it can for us. We get so many questions about bugs, colds and viruses and sleep, so here are some of our most helpful tips: Prevention is better than cure We can try to support everyone in the families immune system with good health practice – vitamin D supplements (even babies unless they’re having more than 500ml of infant formula a day*), eating well, sleeping well and getting some fresh air. Many of us will be concerned about Covid, so being sensible and remembering ‘hands, face, space’ is actually a great mantra at thi ..read more
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Our Top Five Sleep Tips
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by Nada Gillard
1y ago
Sleep doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes simple changes are all you need to help improve your sleep situation. As well as certified sleep consultants, we are also parents. We truly understand the impact that lack of sleep can have on a family. It can often be an emotional journey to struggle with sleep and make the decision to work on it. We’ve put together our top five tips for you to try if you are having struggles with your family’s sleep. #1 Embrace the dark side Some children sleep just fine with some light in their room, but for those who are struggling to settle or are waking ear ..read more
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Intrusive Thoughts: What they are and tips to manage them
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by Nada Gillard
1y ago
Unwanted, intrusive thoughts are really common after we have a baby so we’ve invited Perinatal Clinical Psychologist & author, Dr Caroline Boyd, to share guidance with us on what they are and tips on how to manage them. We hope the information Dr Boyd shares is helpful and reassuring – please always reach out to your GP or medical professional if you are in need of any support with this or any other issues. Trigger warning – the information below contains details of unwanted intrusive thoughts of harm coming to the baby. Please take care when reading. What are intrusive thoughts? “What if ..read more
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